How to Make a Masculine Themed Ocean Card…

Next month is Father’s Day here in the UK, so this month is focussing somewhat on cards for men, and here I show you how to make a masculine themed ocean card using the On the Ocean Bundle from Stampin’ Up! This is a great set for adults and children alike, and was the perfect set for this ‘For the Men’ blog hop by the Tech 4 Stampers Academy.

I find creating cards for me quite a challenge, as I know a lot of you do, too, so I tend to start with a stamp set and then straight away think of a colour combination. I am not thinking about papers or embellishments or techniques, normally, those come after, if at all.

A masculine themed ocean card using the On the Ocean bundle from Stampin' Up!

Having a good male oriented stamp set or bundle is the first key to making masculine themed cards I think, and I must say I have noticed that I am slightly lacking in this area. I have actually decided to run a little Father’s Day promotion, and until the end of May you can get an extra 10% off any male themed stamp sets or bundles! Wahooo!

I opted for the On the Ocean bundle to play with for this card, and then set about choosing a colour combination. I really wanted to try Lost Lagoon with the sea stamp, and Smoky Slate seemed right for the clouds, Then it was just a case of deciding what colour to make the boat.

A masculine themed ocean card using the On the Ocean bundle from Stampin' Up!

I tried stamping one in Night of Navy at first, but that didn’t work, so went for a die cut boat instead, and ink blended some Pecan Pie onto the hull and mast, and Smoky Slate onto the sails. I also die cut a skull and crossbones from Smoky Slate cardstock to add to the sails.

A small sentiment later and I call this masculine themed ocean card done!

Please do have a hop around the rest of the team’s posts, to see what other masculine themed cards and projects are in store for you, and if you do fancy taking advantage of that offer, you’ll find the links to my online store below.

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